E-Mail 'A Consistently Holistic Mama? It’s a Process.' To A Friend Email a copy of 'A Consistently Holistic Mama? It’s a Process.' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 11 Responses to A Consistently Holistic Mama? It’s a Process. Janine thejaninefowler April 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm Added to StumbleUpon – thumbs up! I LOVE THIS. And really relate to it, both the topic at hand (natural healing) and the broader issue. P.S. That colonic sounds A-mazing. Emily digamama April 29, 2011 at 7:50 am Honestly, Janine, it was. I highly recommend! Also happy that you relate. I’m not totally on my own here! Tori April 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm “Nursing was a mandate; co-sleeping, logic; consistent love and care, our doctrine.” Love It!!! This speaks to the women I choose to have in my life, thank you. Kelly BecomingCrunchy April 29, 2011 at 7:49 am Oh my goodness I am so with you…it is most definitely a process! Glad to know I’m not alone in this boat, but inspired to do better as well. 🙂 Thanks for this! Jess sweetlikemaple April 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm I struggle with this, also. I rarely give pain medication, I favor dirt over bandaids, and use humidifiers and time to ease almost everything my children encounter. But for me, I sneak extra sweets, I “don’t have time” to make healing homemade stuff, and though I usually take a nap over an ibuprofen, I do still take pills every now and then. But let’s give ourselves grace – I grew up taking dimetapp and antibiotics (now I’m allergic to all penicilins). So it’s definitely a process! Emily digamama May 4, 2011 at 4:50 am Wow, Jess — I’m also allergic to penicillin and I also grew up in an anti-biotic happy home. A happy home, too. But you know what I mean…an Rx for everything. Kat May 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm Awesome article! Alicia C. amccrenshaw May 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm Were you peeking in my window last week when I snuck into the back of the “medicine” cabinet and grabbed one of the last, way-expired motrins for a headache that just wouldn’t go away?! It’s SO much easier to tell everyone else to skip the meds and go holistic, but when you have a family to care for, it’s easy to take the “easy” way out and go for a quick fix! I’m hoping this mentality is from growing up with the “a pill can fix anything” attitude and our children will be better at refusing this junk than we are! Emily digamama May 4, 2011 at 4:51 am Here’s hoping, Alicia! And I swear — I’m not stalking you! Just on the same page, I guess. 😉 Mare P. HolisticMamas May 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm This article is so spot-on, I can’t even tell you. I feel this way so much (inconsistent, sometimes even hypocritical) that I even have a whole blog devoted to it. LOL. My problem is trusting and relying on my holistic knowledge vs. heeding the advice of our pediatrician simply because I want to be doing SOMEthing. Usually I fall for the latter, buying whatever crazy prescription they give me, and then doing my darndest to research holistic methods for taking my baby off of said prescription. Wonderful article! Emily digamama May 4, 2011 at 4:53 am Hey, thanks a lot! I’ll have to check out your blog and follow you on Twitter. It sounds right up my alley.